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Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.

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Sierra Nevada Pale AleSierra Nevada Pale Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

8,453 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 8,453
Reviews: 2,678
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 11.63%
Wants: 118
Gots: 786 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Generous quantities of premium Cascade hops give the Pale Ale its fragrant bouquet and spicy flavor.

37 IBU

(Beer added by: kbub6f on 07-05-2001)
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lordofthewiens

Maine

4/5  rDev -1%

I could sit here and drink this beer all day long. Gold color, medium-size white head, little bit of lacing. Mostly malt aroma, a little bit of citrus. The citrus comes through more in the taste, and I think it intensifies in your mouth. A little bit of malt in the taste also.

04-20-2008 21:55:15 | More by lordofthewiens
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

03-22-2014 21:07:52 | More by DaftPatrick
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pengs68

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

03-07-2014 22:12:15 | More by pengs68
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warnerry

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

06-13-2013 03:08:23 | More by warnerry
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chip26

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-10-2014 03:23:05 | More by chip26
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

07-05-2013 11:57:42 | More by TTripp725
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generallee

New York

4/5  rDev -1%

05-17-2014 08:14:51 | More by generallee
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nstroup

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

05-24-2012 07:01:21 | More by nstroup
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TimoP

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

11-25-2011 21:47:04 | More by TimoP
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squeakmeister

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

10-25-2012 21:48:18 | More by squeakmeister
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Fcip78

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1%

02-24-2014 01:57:21 | More by Fcip78
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VernonKell

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

11-15-2012 22:51:36 | More by VernonKell
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Duster72

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

Pours a copper color into pint glass with off white head which dissipates quickly. Aroma is floral hops and malts. Taste is an intricate blend of citrus and floral hops with some carmel malts and a biscuit taste. Mouthfeel is smooth. Every sip begs for another. Excellent beer to drink a few of.

03-30-2007 11:34:14 | More by Duster72
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lionnusmb

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%

01-26-2013 00:27:02 | More by lionnusmb
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megamass

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1%

03-30-2013 04:20:08 | More by megamass
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HerbMeowing

Virginia

4/5  rDev -1%

12-26-2012 01:14:34 | More by HerbMeowing
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merlin48

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

Fortunately, this brew IS widely available, even out in the boondocks of the central Appalachian mountain coalfields, in my case at a beer store near Pound, Va, near the Ky/Va line. Pours a a just off-clear amber, with no real head. Minimal lacing. Nose is powerful, lemon rind and hops. Mouthfeel fizzles the tongue with carbonation and initial bitterness of citrus and hops. Feels pretty nice. Taste is excellent for a pale ale. Pine and some spice are in the background somewhere. Alcohol is well disguised, but definitely lets its presence be known after a couple of these. Some excellent malt flavor balances the hops toward the end of the glass. I've always felt a bitter aftertaste from this brew, but that's not a major issue, especially if you're having it with pizza. Looks like this is an ale that will be a regular in my fridge.

11-26-2003 23:33:23 | More by merlin48
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henryclay_

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -1%

05-10-2014 14:58:22 | More by henryclay_
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Doctor_Crick

Oklahoma

4/5  rDev -1%

06-08-2013 18:20:17 | More by Doctor_Crick
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badbeer

Iowa

4/5  rDev -1%

Golden orange color with a beautiful frothy head leaving a nice lacing. Nice combination of floral and citrus hops in the aroma. Pine, orange, and biscuit flavors make up the majority of the taste, nicely balanced. Lightly carbonated and medium bodied. Pretty good beer and consistent as well. It's great having this beer easily available.

04-30-2006 00:23:02 | More by badbeer
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Chris_Panos

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

12-12-2013 19:22:53 | More by Chris_Panos
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Mora2000

Texas

4/5  rDev -1%

Thanks to hudsonphotog for sharing this beer. I have drank it for years but never reviewed it.

Pours a clear orange color with a white head. The aroma is citrus hops with a lot of orange notes. The flavor is orange and other citrus with a medium amount of bitterness. High carbonation and a medium mouthfeel. An American classic that never disappoints.

03-18-2010 05:06:24 | More by Mora2000
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donunrue

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

03-15-2012 21:54:46 | More by donunrue
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ryancl

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

08-03-2012 02:05:42 | More by ryancl
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SudsSurfer

California

4/5  rDev -1%

11-14-2013 05:55:56 | More by SudsSurfer
Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.
90 out of 100 based on 8,453 ratings.